The Manhattan City Commission reviewed revenue projections for this year in what was essentially a first-look at next year’s budget.
“A couple of the Commissioners were concerned, ‘well what happens if the State cuts funding to a certain project?’, for me then that means that project does not get funded. It’s just that simple,” said Wynn Butler, mayor.
The Commission also addressed sluggish sales tax figures.
“The sales tax rate is expected to garner us about a two percent increase and that’s fairly flat,” said Butler who pointed to the internet as a possible culprit, “People are purchasing things off the internet and we’re not getting the local sales tax.”
Budgetary concerns on the state level and some uncertainty regarding sequestration and how it will affect Fort Riley, are also factors that will influence the City as it develops the 2016 budget.